Unfolding: A Puppet Theater Production

Delmonte Bernstein Studio Theater 83 Windham Street, Willimantic

Unfolding was created with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation. The show has been performed at festivals and venues in the U.S. (including the 2017 National Puppetry Festival), Bulgaria, and Turkey (funded by The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation US Artists International Program). In spring 2019, the show was performed at The Tank in NYC to a great critical and audience acclaim. Most recently, Unfolding was performed at the Pesta Boneka festival, in Yogyakarta, and toured central Java on a tour organized by the American Embassy in Indonesia. A contemporary fairy tale that magically transports the audience through space and time, capturing the journey of a woman as she navigates a life of self-discovery. Two Shows: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:30 PM Thursday, March 28, 2024 5:30 PM For more information

$5 – $10

Mario the Maker Magician at The Legacy Theater

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Saturday, March 30 at 10am & 2pm Robots and magic and slapstick… oh my! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, Mario the Maker Magician weaves through a world of vaudeville and magic, cardboard and robots, science and innovation, to instill a positive message that will last in the minds and hearts of all who partake in the hour-long journey together. Not “just a kids’ show,” this is an all-ages theater experience for adults, kids, families -- everyone! For more information

$25

Play: Death by a Thousand Cuts: A Requiem for Black and Brown Men in Clinton

Andrews Memorial Hall 54 Main Street, Clinton

Indaba and M.A.D. Content, Clinton Arts Council, Clinton Human Rights Committee, and Henry Carter Hull Library are pleased to help bring to our shoreline community the critically acclaimed one-act play written and directed by Award-Winning screenwriter, Steve Driffin, called Death by a Thousand Cuts: A Requiem for Black and Brown Men. This compelling theatrical production, featuring professional actors, has sold-out venues in CT and off-Broadway in NYC since 2022. Allegorically told, Death by a Thousand Cuts: A Requiem for Black and Brown Men candidly unearths the raw experiences of melanated men. Drawing from the joy, pain, and the trauma of surviving in America, this is a requiem 400 years in the making. For more information

Dance / Circus: FLIP Fabrique in Blizzard at The Quick

Quick Center for the Arts 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield

Do you love the feeling of shaking a snow globe and watching as everything goes from chaos to falling perfectly in place? With Blizzard, which celebrated its 200th performance in 2023, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle winter journey, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art forms, Blizzard asks: is having everything obliterated in a white-out a catastrophe, or is it a chance to start over and fix our mistakes? This FLIP Fabrique performance is a new blank page in the shape of a blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path. With some of the most exciting circus performers of the moment, all-original music performed live, and breathtaking visual poetry, this internationally renowned Canadian troupe is taking the stage by storm! For more information

$25 – $40

BubbleMania! at The Legacy Theater

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Saturday, April 20 at 10am & 12pm This unique program combines high-energy entertainment and artistic achievement, visual comedy, quick wit, and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities of beautiful spherical liquids. Casey Carle’s creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble art forms to “trapping” people inside bubbles. He's consulted on bubble art with entertainment giants the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Sesame Street, and SpongeBob the Musical. Casey's show has been presented in venues nationwide and in over a dozen countries with skills and humor that keeps ages 5-95 amazed, amused, and inspired. For more information

$25

Sunday Broadway Concert Series at The Legacy Theater: Liz Callaway with John McDaniel at the Piano!

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Sunday, April 21 at 2pm Tony–nominee, Emmy–winner, and Grammy–nominee Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She has gone on to star in Baby, Miss Saigon, The Look of Love, The Three Musketeers, and for 5 years appeared as Grizabella in Cats. Off-Broadway appearances include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk nomination), Marry Me a Little, and Brownstone. Regional and international credits include the one-person play Every Brilliant Thing, Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, and the European premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, and The Rewrite with Hugh Grant. Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Vietnam, Australia, China, and nearly every major city in the United States. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as composer Stephen Schwartz, and has had the pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, and the legendary Johnny Mathis. Liz has eight solo recordings, including her newest album, To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim. For more information

$25 – $50

Dramaworks Theater: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Allan Ball

Dramaworks Theater 323 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook

April 26 - May 5, 204 Dramaworks Theater  Company Presents: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress A Comedy by Allan Ball During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate five reluctant bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with their own reason to avoid the proceedings below. For more information  

$27

Yale Repertory Theater: The Far Country By Lloyd Suh

Yale Repertory Theater 1120 Chapel St, New Haven

April 26 - May 18, 2024 By Lloyd Suh Directed by Ralph B. Peña 2023 Pulitzer Prize Finalist In the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act, an unlikely family carries invented biographies and poems of longing on an arduous journey from rural Taishan to Angel Island Detention Center, in hopes of landing in San Francisco Bay. Intimate and epic, The Far Country weighs the true cost of selling the past for the hope of a brighter future. For  more information and showtimes April 26 - May 18, 2024  

$15 – $65

Sunday Broadway Concert Series at The Legacy Theater: Andrea McArdle with Steve Marzullo at the piano!

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Sunday, May 12 at 2pm Andrea McArdle originated the title role in Annie in 1977, became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and went on to perform the role in London’s West End. On Broadway, she has starred in Jerry’s Girls, Starlight Express, State Fair, Les Misérables, and Beauty and the Beast. She starred as Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret and has played the title role of Mame and Hello, Dolly!. On PBS she has appeared in Andrea McArdle on Broadway and The Leading Ladies of Broadway. Ms. McArdle has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the best showrooms in Las Vegas to the MET Opera House as well as The White House. For more information

$25 – $50

Flock Theater: JANE EYRE at The Shaw Mansion in New London

The Shaw Mansion 11 Blinman Street, New London

May 17-19, 24-26 Adapted by Julie Butters from the novel by Charlotte Brontë Directed by Victor Chiburis Originally set to be performed in New London’s historic Shaw Mansion in 2020, the production was waylaid due to the global pandemic and adapted into a Zoom film. Now in 2024, the show finally gets its live debut at the Shaw Mansion. This will be the first Shaw performance for Flock since 2019’s Pride & Prejudice. May 17-19, 24-26 Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm Sundays at 2pm For more information  

$40

Young Playwrights Festival: O’Neil Theater

O'Neil Theater 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford

Each year, a cohort of young playwrights is invited to spend a weekend at the O'Neill with a dedicated creative team to help them develop their short plays. Students receive a rigorous exploration of their work guided by professional artists as well as a script-in-hand public reading of their new play. Reserve free or pay-what-you-can tickets HERE. For more information